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  • Chula Vista race track?

    Is that track still out there?
    Has there been significant enough growth in the area to support a race track again out there?
    aXe
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    Originally posted by aXe
    Is that track still out there?
    Has there been significant enough growth in the area to support a race track again out there?
    aXe
    replaced by houses and industrial buildings years ago
    the competitors -along with those from Balboa Stadium kicked out by the soon to be SD Chargers- went to El Cajon Speedway which this year was closed to make room for airport expansion

    Currently SD has only a small dragstrip and Barona Speedway, a still primitive small dirt track up in the hills near the Barona Casino

    "significant growth indeed" - however it has led not to the creation of new venues but to the demolition of existing venues and tough ordinances to build

    ps: Big Fig moved to Chula Vista a few years ago - hew could tell us more.

    btw: I was priviledged to attend the 1994? Agajanian one time renewal of the Silver Crown Race at Beautiful Del Mar Racetrack-20 miles N of the old South Bay Raceway in CV- ( a Bing Crosby project)- it was the most elegant dirt race I've ever attended. The horse people were upset with the cars using the track and squashed any further attempts to hold the event

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    • #3
      Originally posted by carl s
      ps: Big Fig moved to Chula Vista a few years ago - hew could tell us more.

      btw: I was priviledged to attend the 1994? Agajanian one time renewal of the Silver Crown Race at Beautiful Del Mar Racetrack-20 miles N of the old South Bay Raceway in CV- ( a Bing Crosby project)- it was the most elegant dirt race I've ever attended. The horse people were upset with the cars using the track and squashed any further attempts to hold the event

      Funny We didnt see you there Carl? We went down to watch Chuck Gurney and the rest of them.
      That chula vista track was sure out in the boonies. Last time I went out there with Jack London and Danny Oniel. Now that was just yesterday around 1968 or 69 ? I still cant get over standing in the middle of 3 & 4 and watching them pitch those midgets and then we could see the outside numbers on those cars way before they got to the middle of the corner!!!! And they were moving right along, It was a very high speed race track back then.
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      • #4
        I don't think it was the horse people that stopped the Silver crowns from returning, it was the people that live off the back stretch that complained about the noise that killed Del Mar. A shame too. as was stated it was a nice joint.

        South bay was half a mile from the Mexico border on Otay Mesa. The illegals were a problem, It's the only place I have been stopped on the way out by police/border agents. As aXe says they really were fast there.
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        body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting
        "...holy $^!+...what a ride!"
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Niseguy
          South bay was half a mile from the Mexico border on Otay Mesa. The illegals were a problem, It's the only place I have been stopped on the way out by police/border agents. As aXe says they really were fast there.

          Boy that brought back a memory, On the way back to the US side. Stopped by the Border patrol, Caught with their pants down so to speak, Patrolman said open the Trunk, Inside was one on those illegal Cute little Mexican gals! They were lucky to be just let go, Of course they were all drunk. Celberating in the border Mexican town of Mexacli.
          This took place after a race in which they all "lived" through,That was an unusual occurance at that track located just to close to the border in ElCentro Ca.LOL
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Niseguy
            I don't think it was the horse people that stopped the Silver crowns from returning, it was the people that live off the back stretch that complained about the noise that killed Del Mar. A shame too. as was stated it was a nice joint.

            South bay was half a mile from the Mexico border on Otay Mesa. The illegals were a problem, It's the only place I have been stopped on the way out by police/border agents. As aXe says they really were fast there.
            AxE,
            I missunderstood ya when you said you 'dug' the sprinters there

            Tijuana-to-Otay Mesa tunnel sealed
            Unfinished structure was found this week
            By Anna Cearley
            UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
            November 18, 2005

            U.S. authorities used concrete yesterday to plug an incomplete cross-border tunnel that came within several feet of connecting to a storm drain.

            On the Mexican side, the tunnel started underneath the border fence. It stretched about 90 feet north, about a quarter mile east of the Otay Mesa port of entry, U.S. authorities said.

            The tunnel, which was large enough for a person to squeeze through, was dug about 3 feet underground, said Lauren Mack, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It was discovered Wednesday.

            Cross-border tunnels typically are used to smuggle drugs or people into the United States.

            Mack said the tunnel's entrance was covered by a wood plank in an area where large commercial trucks enter the United States. She said it was crudely constructed, and investigators found work tools inside and nearby.

            "We got very fortunate because we got it in the nick of time before it could connect to the storm drain system," Mack said. "If it had connected to the drain system, it could have provided for a fairly simple maneuvering in and out of manholes and different exits on the U.S. side."

            Mack said the tunnel discovery is part of an ongoing investigation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

            Mexican authorities said the tunnel was found Wednesday afternoon in a joint effort involving U.S. and Mexican police agencies. No arrests have been made, Mack said, though U.S. authorities are working with their Mexican counterparts to determine who built the tunnel.

            Since 2001, federal authorities have discovered at least 16 cross-border tunnels along the U.S.-Mexico border in California and Arizona, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement statistics.
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